It’s been a pleasure meeting with CardioAlex Board members whom, give so much time to enhance the medical education in Egypt for the greater good of the medical industry.
Prof. Ahmed Abdel Aaty was generous enough to answer our questions.
We asked him:
What’s new in CardioAlex 2018?
And he answered:
From the cardiac imaging point of view this is the first time that the group of cardio imaging previously known as nuclear cardiology plus some cardiac imaging like CT and MRI, this year we combined our nuclear cardiology sessions with the cardiac imaging sessions CT and Cardiac MRI in one program, so we have about 13 hours of cardiac imaging in each session there is combination of multiple imaging modalities nuclear plus echocardiography plus cardiac MRI plus Cardiac CT all in this one session in many sessions like this, we have about 7 hours in multi-modality imaging tackling some important and hot topics in cardiology like cardiomyopathy intertive endocarditis.
What is new also that we have 2 guest speakers from USA one of them Dr. Gregory Thomas was the previous president of the American society of nuclear cardiology and the second is Robert Hendel a very famous figure in the field of nuclear cardiology and cardiac imaging in USA he was also a previous president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, both of them are a very close friends to our group of nuclear cardiologist Dr. Ali Abdel Fattah & Dr. Adel Allam from Al Azhar in this conference every one of them have 4 presentations very interesting, Robert Hendel will be talking in the American college of cardiology sessions about 2 important topics, one of them physiology of the coronary circulation and the second topic about the preoperative assessment of the cardiac patients before any cardiac surgery or non-cardiac surgery, Gregory Thomas will be talking in the American cc college of Cardiology sessions all in a state of heartily session about “what is the recent in the treatment of this lipedema” very interesting topic, because he is one of the major investigators in this trails, also they will have presentations in the cardiac imaging sessions, Gregory will be talking about the coronary calcifications screening with exercise test was called treadmill calcium scoring test it’s a new idea, also will be talking about atherosclerosis how old is atherosclerosis referring to the Horas study about the Egyptian mummies coronary calcifications present in the Egyptian mummies the very famous trail Horas trail, Robert Hendel will be talking about the recent updates in the field of nuclear cardiology and will be talking also about myocardial viability these are 2 main important points in the nuclear or cardiac imaging modalities or sessions in CardioAlex 2018.
A wish… (CardioAlex & Egypt)
My wish for this meeting as usual success and more success compared to the previous 17 conferences as you know we are working very hard every time after we finish CardioAlex we start preparation for the second one, in every modality or every branch in cardiology each of us is going to add more advancement then compare to the previous one, so in every conference I should have more advanced and more wish for success compare to the previous one, also my wish for Egypt for more safety and more stabilization and more better economics in the coming years.
What will you present this year in CardioAlex 2018?
About my presentation in CardioAlex this time I’ll be talking about the registry in the field of nuclear cardiology you know it is very important in evert thing, every modality or every technique to have registries, Registries means thousands of patients done in a certain modality and followed up or we have some ideas or some results about this registry from any registry, we can diagnose where is the defect in our health service and what kind of defect and how we can deal with this defect and If there is a room for improvement in this defect. recently me and Dr. Adel Allam and Dr. Ali Abdel Fattah published many papers about registries in acute coronary syndromes we have a series more than 6000 acute coronary syndrome patients from Egypt, Also Adel from Al Azhar published in combination with me and Dr. Aliaa registry in nuclear cardiology studies about 10.000 patients from a private center in Cairo, he will present this registry in this meeting.
Aliaa have a registry about 3000 patients in nuclear cardiology from Cairo University and so I will add to these two topics my topic about registry in patients with nuclear cardiology in Alexandria University, Also I Have a series about more than 3000 patients in the field of nuclear cardiology. from all these years of registries we want to clarify and to put on the service a defect about our patients in Ischemic heart disease. unfortunately, we have Sevier for Ischemic heart disease in Egypt, compared to Europe and USA, our patient present earlier and more complications and more aggressive picture of Ischemic heart disease. we will see registry of about more than 16000 Egyptian patients with skimmed heart disease and how the nuclear cardiology can serve this patient for the decision making.
What foods increase high blood pressure?
Salty food, salt in different modalities, Either the white salt in our food or the salted foods and we have to through some light about salt hidden in some food like ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, cola all these stuffed food or drinks have high salt contained and we have to warn our hypertensive patients to this what we called okald salt in the diet they have very high salt and cause resistant hypertension or control hypertension.
Can a high pulse lead to heart disease?
yes, off course high pulse rate or tachycardia more than 110 beats per minute, can lead to a sort of cardiomyopathy myocardial disease, especially if the heart rate more than 110 130 140 coronary arctic fibrillations the current ventricular arrhythmias all these kinds of tacky arrhythmias can use a specific type of my cardiac disease is called arrhythmia end use cardiomyopathy, which is reversible by controlling the heart rate.
When I do weight lifting or cardio, suddenly my heart beats very hard then goes back to normal. What's wrong?
it’s very wrong, because weight lifting is the worst exercise modality for any cardiac patient, even for healthy individuals we have 2 types of exercise isotonic and isometric exercise. the type of exercise like running, walking, swimming excellent for the heart even for the cardiac patients, but weight lifting like wrestling, judo, boxing all these kinds of exercise are very harmful for the heart cause left ventricular hyper verity, arrhythmia and end with cardiomyopathy or heart failure so for our patients and for healthy individuals we do not advice this kind of exercise like weight lifting, wrestling or boxing or judo or something like this, and we encourage the other type of exercise like walking, running, swimming and football.
all these are very good for the heart we prefer uncompetitive exercise to eliminate the stress of whether to win or not to win by doing exercise for fun without competition this is the most beneficial for the heart.